Wendell Uglene, Research Manager for Mustang Survival Corp demonstrating one of their submarine escape suits
Vendors and boat enthusiasts have been known to go overboard when it comes to the Vancouver Boat Show. Vendors wheel out the sleekest new vessels, while boaters may drool all over the shinny new decks until the point that they needed to be swabbed. However, if any of these boaters were ever to literally go overboard, their chances of survival will be much improved if they can be spotted by rescuers.
It is with such visibility in mind that Mustang Survival Corp, in partnership with WorkSafeBC, embarked on a study to find ways to make the rescue process more effective. Wendell Uglene, Research Manager for Mustang Survival Corp, presented the results of the study entitled “On-Water Visibility” at this year's Vancouver Boat Show. Uglene discussed how colour has a big impact on survival outcomes.